Plena Vita Executive Coaching

Mary Meduna-Gross PhD

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
10+ yr(s) Coaching Experience
30+ yr(s) Work Experience

Executive Wellbeing Coach and Facilitator

Savor Life

Executive Coaching, Group Coaching, High-Performance Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Mindfulness Meditation, Mindset Coaching, Wellness Coaching, 360 Assessment

As a dedicated advocate for conscious business owners, I am Mary Meduna-Gross, your partner in unleashing your fullest potential. With a background shaped by 6 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves as a hospital corpsman, including deployment in Operation Desert Storm, and over two decades as an educator and instructional leader, I bring a unique blend of experience to the intersection of self-leadership and personal development.

My mission is to empower conscious business owners to step into their greatness by fostering self-awareness and emotional intelligence. With a comprehensive toolkit rooted in my studies of positive psychology, a doctorate in leadership, and certifications in Reality Therapy, NLP Master Practitioner, and NeurOptimal Basic Trainer, I offer a dynamic leadership development system that transcends traditional approaches.

Through the power of technology, I guide you in resetting your nervous system, amplifying your energy, and leading with unwavering clarity and confidence. My coaching revolves around helping you become self-observant, shedding limiting beliefs, and embracing new ones aligned with your aspirations. 

I stand by the belief that conscious business owners, when empowered and vibrant, radiate positivity throughout their organizations. When you're happier, healthier, and attuned to boundless possibilities, you create a thriving culture where others can flourish too.

Beyond my professional journey, I find joy in life's adventures with my husband, Marco, and our spirited canine companion, Spicy. Together, we embrace exploration and play, embodying the spirit of growth that I instill in my coaching.

I look forward to connecting with you soon!

Coaching Credentials

Certified Professional Coach
NLP Master Practitioner
Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)
NeurOptimal Certified Trainer
My Focus Areas include
Leadership, Personal Effectiveness

I have worked with clients at the following levels
C Suite, Director, President, Leader

My clients work in departments such as
Administration, Human Resources, Learning & Development

My clients work in the following industries

My Clients

Dr. Meduna-Gross’s mindset coaching has been so beneficial not only for my business but in my achieving my personal goals. I am currently in law school, wrapping my my 2L year. Usually around this time I would feel overwhelmed and anxious, but I have never felt so confident and relaxed heading into my finals. Thanks to Dr. Meduna-Gross’s coaching, I had energy to overcome this challenge and connect with my why or my purpose in being in law school. I feel so grateful that I now have systems I can implement into my life that allow me to let go of my limiting beliefs.
Paige M. Cvjeticanin, REALTOR®

It took several moments for me to wrap my brain around the idea of my needs driving the focus of coaching. It somehow felt selfish. Once I did, I was amazed at how much ground we were able to cover. Mary’s expertise in teasing out information was masterful. In every session, she helped me find things that were impeding my success. Each session resulted in a significant epiphany and strategies to implement before our next session. It was the opposite of selfish. It helped me improve my professional relationships with insights into myself. The experience has made me a better listener, communicator, and leader.

Pat Consoliver


Bachelors Degree in Special Education
Masters Degree in Counseling
Ph.D in Leadership

Professional Experience

School Leadership & Teaching (Special Education)
Educational Leadership Coaching
Business Leadership Coaching

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